Those in the market for unique gift ideas should really visit The Handpicked Collection. Founder Jo McGivern articulates her inspiration, “When buying gifts or a treat for yourself, you want to know you’re getting something special. This is why we founded The Handpicked Collection. We love the challenge of finding unusual gift ideas, and want you to enjoy shopping as much as we do.”

Let me say, Ms. McGivern has achieved her goal of providing an enjoyable shopping experience while providing unusual gifts.

Overall, the web store is very easy to navigate and aesthetically pleasing to the human eye. No bright flashy banners or big bold advertisements to distract from the unique gifts displayed on the front page. Categorized by gender and interests, the menus allow for quick focus. Searching is straightforward with drop down menus that offer drill down by age, interests, personal title, and price.

Do you enjoy browsing top ten lists? Not only will you find the top ten for him, for her, and for children on the storefront but an area with tons of top ten lists. Top tens for home, kids, him, her, weekly, and even staff top ten lists. Talk about a Christmas gift ideas, the top ten lists make Christmas shopping easy peasy!

My favorite list is the Teen Girls Top 10 List. One most unusual gift idea, that I thought was awesome, is “Design you own Ballet Shoes.” Thinking of my nieces, they would go crazy for this gift. The caption reads, “Imagine the thrill of designing your own ballet flat shoes. With this unique bespoke service from Shoes of Prey you choose the toe, fabric, colour, and embellishments, then try and contain your excitement until the smart box arrives.” How is that for an unusual gift?

Another impressive collection of gifts is the Kitchen Essentials. You all know how I love to cook… and eat. I find this double eggcup adorable and irresistible. It seems that soft-boiled eggs are merely a childhood memory these days. The last soft-boiled egg I consumed was in the 1970s, no joke. When was the last time you ate a soft-boiled egg? One grandmother wrote, “The double egg cups are a great success, my grand children love them – they hold all sizes of eggs (important!). Transaction conducted quickly and professionally – what more can you ask?”

Unique Double Egg Cup

The ships internationally and offers a no quibble returns policy within 28 days of purchase. An enjoyable shopping experience, professional service, and excellent Christmas gift ideas, as the grandma said, what more can you ask?